A Powerful Prayer Of Protection You Can Hold Onto In Threatening Times

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Are you going through a tough time?

The news around us may interrupt our lives and wreak havoc in our thoughts. Problems related to COVID-19 or something totally different may be affecting your life. In one way or the other, every one of our daily routines has been impacted in some way by this virus, that has overtaken the world. But having a powerful prayer of protection to hold onto in threatening times offers us a positive solution.

So how do we deal with these hard times? And try to handle difficulties that arise as a result?

The answer is simple, we can pray. Prayer is important, as it keeps us on the other end of a direct line with God. And we know He provides for us in every way, so why wouldn’t He now. Especially when we might face unprecedented moments and are unable to place anything into perspective.

Although it might be good to face our fears, sometimes we have to change the narrative. The news headlines have not altered much over the last few months. If you turn from channel to channel, all we see is every impossibility and obstacle related to the coronavirus.

We can relive and ruminate over every eventuality, repeatedly. Or we can choose to pause and open the word of God and pray. To help you change your narrative, for the next few moments I have outlined some promises God whispers to us. Above our fears and woes. And leave you with a prayer we all know well, that might take us way back to Sunday School.

  • Explore your deepest thoughts and feelings, to provide you with an opportunity to implement different strategies.
  • Record those thoughts by writing a letter or memoir to God. Or simply in your own way as you jot whatever comes to mind first.
  • Once you complete this, fold the letter or close your journal. And pass all your concerns and complications to God.
  • Settle down in a quiet space with God. Meditate on these promises, then end with prayer and stillness.

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A Powerful Prayer of Protection – The Armour of God

In this well-known letter of Paul’s to the Church of Ephesus, Ephesians 6:10-20 he outlined that our daily battles extend into the powers of darkness and spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly realms. The armour as depicted in this chapter was worn by the Roman soldiers. Each piece was meant to protect every part of their body and vital organs from attack. This applies to our modern world today.

Dear God,
In my morning routine –
As I get ready and dressed. Help me to place the full armour of God on – to enable me to fight against the devil’s evil tricks. 

I tighten the belt of truth around my waist. Placing God’s truth deep within my heart and mind. To aid me in my decision making and discerning what is Your truth and what is deceit. The belt of the Roman soldier held his garment up and protected his reproductive organs.

I secure the breastplate around my chest. To make God’s choice for right living (righteousness) and guard my heart for it is the fountain of life. The breastplate of the Roman solider protected his heart and vital organs.

I slip on my boots or shoes. To protect my feet as I walk about with the peace only You can provide – that is unshakeable and a confident defence against evil. Wearing sandals, meant the Roman soldier was prepared and protected to go anywhere.

I pick up the shield of faith. To protect my entire body (thoughts, emotions, desires) and embolden me to place my absolute trust in You, the only true God. Who will deliver me from any evil and combat every lie, that is shot in my direction through the burning arrows of the evil one. The shield of the Roman soldier protected him from arrows and blows from a sword.

I fasten my helmet (as I ride my bike). To protect my head. And remind myself of the cost of God’s grace and Christ’s redemption on the Cross – for my life. That has saved me from every destruction and deception. My mind is shielded when I choose to believe what God says and not what the enemy tries to make me believe. The helmet protected the head of the Roman soldier in battle.

I hold the sword of the Spirit closely (the word of God – my life manual). To pierce the darkness that encroaches around me with doubt, apprehension, deception and propaganda. The Roman soldier held the sword closely for easy combat against attack.

I pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything I need, without giving up. For God’s will and breakthrough to come.

Amen

We may well be in a valley right now, where we feel like we are down more than we are up, but God’s support and guidance is available at a moment’s plea.  As an alternative to choosing the defeatist mind-set, we can improve our ability to navigate these uncertain and chaotic times, to grow. If we remain positive, get creative and fix our eyes on God. Not absorbed by what we cannot control, or the dishonesties and distress the enemy distracts and paralyses us with.

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God is with us in this adversity.

  • His proposal is to redirect your focus to appreciate what really matters and assist you to adapt to this new way of normal.
  • His purpose is to fill your heart with His peace and hope so that you can sustain and withstand this daunting and disheartening time.
Share your thoughts…

Why is it so important to be on guard spiritually? What ways is God helping you today in your battle against evil? Do you have a prayer you hold onto in threatening times?

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42 Comments

  1. Jessica Brodie
    May 20, 2020 / 3:47 pm

    Love the idea of a letter to God. Great wisdom here.

  2. May 20, 2020 / 4:07 pm

    Wonderful encouragement for the tough days!

  3. Ava
    Author
    May 20, 2020 / 10:16 pm

    Thanks Jessica!

  4. Ava
    Author
    May 20, 2020 / 10:16 pm

    Thanks Jennifer!

  5. May 22, 2020 / 11:03 pm

    Awesome prayer! It’s a great way to put on the armor of God every day.

  6. Ava
    Author
    May 23, 2020 / 12:42 pm

    Thanks EJ! Have an awesome day!

  7. May 25, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    Writing out your prayer is a great way to communicate to God what’s on your heart. God accepts any form of communication, He just wants to hear from us. What better way to get prepared for our day than to start by putting on the whole arm out of God!

  8. Ava
    Author
    May 25, 2020 / 6:57 pm

    Great thoughts thanks for your encouragement Brandi!

  9. Jen
    May 25, 2020 / 7:07 pm

    I love the idea of writing a letter in prayer. I sometimes find it easier to pour my heart out to God in my journal than normal prayer. I also love to look back on my journal to see how God had been working .

  10. May 25, 2020 / 7:19 pm

    This is amazing post on prayer, great tips and I particularly liked the prayer you shared, so beautiful!

  11. Ava
    Author
    May 25, 2020 / 9:48 pm

    All great ideas Jen. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Ava
    Author
    May 25, 2020 / 9:49 pm

    Thanks Hannah for your encouragement!

  13. May 25, 2020 / 10:15 pm

    Thanks for this encouraging post. God bless you.

  14. Teresa Trumbly Lamsam
    May 25, 2020 / 11:41 pm

    Writing out a powerful prayer of protection in a journal or letter is a great idea especially for those of us who learn best by writing things down. I think this will cause me to think more about my prayers! Thank you!

  15. May 26, 2020 / 3:43 pm

    Thank you for reminding us to take the time to pray to God in troubling times. We get so focused on the troubles and complaints instead of bringing our laments and thoughts to the Lord.

  16. May 26, 2020 / 4:12 pm

    Yes! We need to constantly be in prayer. It doesn’t have to be pretty, or long, or anything of the sort. It just has to come from the heart!

  17. May 26, 2020 / 5:49 pm

    There is so much wisdom here! Not only on prayer but I love the scriptures on God’s promises. I pinned so I can go back to them again. Thanks!

  18. May 26, 2020 / 9:36 pm

    I have written prayers in my journal for many years. It’s somehow easier for me to write and stay focused.

  19. Ava
    Author
    May 26, 2020 / 10:10 pm

    Great thoughts, thanks for sharing!

  20. Ava
    Author
    May 26, 2020 / 10:10 pm

    Thanks Mary, have an awesome week!

  21. Ava
    Author
    May 26, 2020 / 10:11 pm

    Glad you were encouraged, thanks for stopping by Stacey!

  22. Ava
    Author
    May 26, 2020 / 10:50 pm

    Lovely, thanks for your comment. I tend to recycle my journals every few years!

  23. Donna Miller
    May 27, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    This is such a powerful post on prayer. I love praying on the armor of God. It helps remind me the battle belongs to the Lord and I just need to do my part and stand in His strength and armor. Beautiful post Ava … thank you sweet sister … ❤

  24. Ava
    Author
    May 27, 2020 / 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement Donna!

  25. May 27, 2020 / 9:39 pm

    Yes! There is power in prayer. Thank you for the reminder to turn my eyes to the only one who can bring me peace!

  26. May 27, 2020 / 9:40 pm

    I feel like these days I need to spend a lot of time in prayer! Great reminder, thank you!

  27. May 28, 2020 / 12:21 am

    Your prayer for putting on the armor is perfect! And especially during this time of pandemic when our hearts are full of anxiety and worry we need to protect ourselves from all kinds of demonic attacks.

  28. Ava
    Author
    May 28, 2020 / 10:07 pm

    This time has certainly taught us that Heather!

  29. Ava
    Author
    May 28, 2020 / 10:09 pm

    I agree,, these are days where we need to look up more. Thanks for sharing Marifaith!

  30. Ava
    Author
    May 28, 2020 / 10:13 pm

    Absolutely true Summer, an awesome time to plug into God’s power!

  31. May 29, 2020 / 12:18 am

    I love the practical promises you’ve shared here to combat a negative outlook or thought pattern. The prayer you shared here is wonderful; I know I will think of it the next time I am praying through the armor of God!

  32. Ava
    Author
    May 29, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    Thanks Merry for taking the time to read and have an awesome day!

  33. May 29, 2020 / 10:12 pm

    I love your prayer about the armor of God! That was very descriptive as each piece was put on or referred to. As for you question, I have to deal with the spiritual issues with prayer! The devil is cunning and lurking around every corner. I have to let him know that I belong to the King and he can take a hike!

  34. Ava
    Author
    May 30, 2020 / 12:58 pm

    Great ways we can stay equipped. Thanks for sharing Cindy!

  35. May 30, 2020 / 10:21 pm

    I love this focus on praying through the armor of God during tough times. It reminds me that everything we’re battling now is not of flesh and blood but spiritual in nature. Thanks for also reminding us where our strength comes from!

  36. Ava
    Author
    May 31, 2020 / 8:52 am

    We have power in prayer. Have an awesome day Rachel!

  37. June 1, 2020 / 1:04 pm

    There is so much power in even the simplest prayers! I love this blog post so much! x

  38. Jessie Q. Synan
    June 1, 2020 / 11:55 pm

    I love how you talk about changing the narrative. So powerful!

  39. June 2, 2020 / 12:17 am

    Even when I don’t know what to pray, the Holy Spirit intercedes.

  40. Ava
    Author
    June 2, 2020 / 10:10 am

    Thanks for your encouragement Michelle!

  41. Ava
    Author
    June 2, 2020 / 10:10 am

    Thanks Jessie!

  42. Ava
    Author
    June 2, 2020 / 10:12 am

    I love that the most. When l have bo words. God’s power is still at work. Thanks for commenting Mamie!

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